The PIXEL project will focus on the following set of specific research and innovation objectives:

Enable the IoT-based connection of port resources, transport agents and city sensor networks

A novel ICT based communication infrastructure is proposed to enable the integration of data produced by devices, sensors and systems into a full-fledged operational data hub operated by all actors (internal and external) involved in port operations.

Achieve an automatic aggregation, homogenization and semantic annotation of multi-source heterogeneous data from different internal and external actors

As part of the IT solution, the project will provide a methodology and tools for unifying the data coming from heterogeneous, multi-tenant sources.

Develop an operational management dashboard to enable a quicker, more accurate and indepth knowledge of port operations

The Dashboard will support computing of indicators and multi-role views to enable better support to decisionmaking and optimisation of port/city specific needs.

Model and simulate port-operations processes for automated optimisation

A structured, formalized, consistent and useful modelling will be undergone over port-operations processes to parameterize both the environmental impact caused by them and the process itself in pursuit of finding optimal resource consumption.

Develop predictive algorithms

Predictive algorithms will be developed devoted to selected port-operative process that will be modelled.

Develop a methodology for quantifying, validating, interpreting and integrating all environmental impacts of port activities into a single metric called the Port Environmental Index (PEI).

The Port Environmental Index (PEI) will integrate all the relevant environmental aspects of port operations into a single metric framework.

Develop guidelines for mitigating possible environmental and health effects of port activities and develop evidence-based, standardized and cost-effective procedures for environmental monitoring in port areas

Based on identified environmental and health impacts of port operations, the project will develop appropriate mitigation strategies. In addition, the temporal and spatial resolution of monitoring/sampling/measuring points and the integration, statistical analysis and visualization of the obtained data in a GIS environment will be addressed.